hazop Articles

  • Putting the HAZOP to good use!

    The UK Chemical Industry has, for many years, appreciated the strategic use of Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) assessments in reducing the risks posed by their activities and sites. But what other industries can benefit from this approach? The landfill sector has just begun to demonstrate how the innovative use of the HAZOP assessment methodology can help underpin significant decisions on site ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • PHASUITE: AN AUTOMATED HAZOP ANALYSIS TOOL FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSES

    INTRODUCTION Safety is an important issue in process design and operation in chemical industry. It is even more critical for modern chemical manufacturing processes, which are either operated under extreme conditions to achieve maximum economic profit, or are highly flexible, such as the specialty chemical or pharmaceutical processes. The importance of safety analysis in process operation is ...

  • PHASUITE: AN AUTOMATED HAZOP ANALYSIS TOOL FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSES Part II: Implementation and Case Study

    INTRODUCTION To aid human experts in conducting HAZOP analysis in a more thorough and systematic way, PHASuite (Process Hazard Analysis Suite) has been developed in this work. The knowledge engineering framework is presented in the first part of the two-part paper. Based on the proposed framework, a powerful software infrastructure is designed, and PHASuite is constructed. As discussed in ...

  • Rectangular Vibrating Screen Separators: Uses and Applications

    Vibratory screeners come in a wide range of sizes and configurations to support a diverse set of applications. Choosing the right machine for your purposes can be a daunting task — particularly if you’re upgrading older equipment that has been used for years. Technology has changed considerably, and there’s a good chance what was best for ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • Lloyd’s Register Improves Customer Risk Assessments While Increasing Project Efficiency and Productivity

    Founded in 1760, Lloyd's Register can trace its roots back to Lloyd's Coffee House, a social hub in London’s maritime district that was frequented by merchants, underwriters, and brokers associated with shipping. Today, Lloyd’s Register works to enhance the safety of life, property and the environment, at sea, on land and in the air, helping its clients to ensure safe, responsible and ...


    By IHS

  • Case study: MDI production plant

    Overview A major chemical manufacturer required a pollution control system to destroy 99.9% of the halogenated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted during the MDI manufacturing process. MDI is a chemical commodity used as a lightweight insulating material for ice chests and coolers as well as for sound and collision insulation in automobile ...

  • Safety Systems Depend on Reliable Field Sensors (Emphasis on Fire and Gas Detectors)

    Abstract Because not all hazards are the same, identifying and quantifying the hazard is the starting point in choosing sensing technology. Not all detectors are the same, and they should be selected according to their ability to detect the hazard. This paper gives a broad summary of technologies that provide users reliable responses to hazardous conditions, that minimise false ...

  • Counting the costs of chemical incidents

    The consequences of a lack of control when using chemical substances in the workplace are well known and apparent.  Any health and safety expert can tell you of at least one major accident whereby poor chemical management policies and procedures have lead to disaster.  Examples include Bhopal, Grangemouth, Flixborough, Seveso and more recently, Buncefield.  Major accidents like ...

  • Site Vulnerability Assessments for Facilities That Use, Store, or Transport Chemicals

    In response to pressing issues facing the new Department of Homeland Security, over 15,000 chemical and industrial plants may have to evaluate their vulnerability to terrorist attack and improve countermeasures at their facilities. Federal lawmakers are considering two bills requiring facilities to submit site security plans: the Chemical Security Act (Senate Bill S. 157, reintroduced in January, ...


    By AECOM

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